we Heider Center – Educational, Social, Cultural Growth Events

Special Events

Air Force 'Shades of Blue' Jazz Ensamble

U.S. Air Force "Shades of Blue" Jazz Ensemble with UW-L's Premier Jazz Combo

Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: General Admission - FREE - First come, first served
Where: Heider Center

The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble is a group of 18 professional enlisted musicians whose repertoire ranges from traditional big band jazz, to bebop and swing, to modern jazz. At one of their concerts you are just as likely to hear the music of contemporary composers as you would the classic sounds of Count Basie or Glenn Miller. Several of the band's members are also gifted composers and arrangers, and their compositions are often featured in concert.

The band has backed many jazz greats such as Tex Benecke, Denis DiBlasio, Jamey Aebersold, Mike Smith, Bobby Shew, and Allen Vizzutti, just to name a few. Furthermore, the ensemble is often requested for featured performances at jazz clinics and festivals throughout the country.

Whether performing for a head of state, before a capacity crowd in northern Wisconsin or for our troops at home and abroad, the Shades of Blue reflects the heritage and pride of our great nation and the United States Air Force.

Mayfair Art Fair - Art
Mayfair Art Fair - Flowers
Big Boar BBQ

13th Annual Mayfair Art Fair

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: West Salem High School Commons

Participants: Download the application here. If you have questions e-mail or call Jane Bangsberg at (608) 786-2388.

The 13th Annual Mayfair Arts Fair is one of the major Heider Center Arts Board fundraisers. This years activities will include:

  • Art Fair from 10:00 - 3:00 p.m. with artwork for sale

  • Free Kids Art activities from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Silent Auction items to bid on from 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • Door Prizes from the Heider Center

  • Entertainment by the West Salem Jazz Bands

  • Meal provided by Big Boar Catering from 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. Please get your tickets for the meal from any Heider Center Arts Board Member or call the Heider Center Box Office at (608) 786-2550.

  • Other concessions will be available

Come and join us for great FAMILY FUN - Sunday, May 6th. The perfect place to shop for that special Mothers Day gift. All events take place in the high school gym and commons area.

The Heider Center
features three different series, Mainstage, Mainstage Plus, and Educational shows.

Fine arts events
with the West Salem
High School

Visit the box office for ticket information.